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Kind of like russian roulette.
Click (JAE) (Euro) (DJ-10k)....
No thanks, I want out of this game.


-- Blue Himalayan (bh@k2.y), March 18, 1999


Why do you think they call it "Y2K", stoopid?

Last I checked, 01/01/2000 doesn't happen until 01/01/2000.

JAE failures happened, but not in sufficient numbers or severity to cripple anything. I don't think any GI who knows their programming stuff expected it to anyway.

D10K failures happened, but... (ditto above), and D10K lasted for all of what, 30 seconds? It didn't close at 10K, ergo, there weren't any books or applications for the day above 10K. And it didn't have a thing to do with dates.

You obviously don't know a darn thing about the EMU. It is being phased in over several years, and yes, failures have happened (ditto above again). The EMU implementation this year involves only simple monetary conversions. Doesn't have a darn thing to do with dates.

Over the next few months, we might click on some more empty chambers (eg. 4/9/1999; 8/21/1999, 9/9/1999). But you're playing Russian roulette if you think that there's no round in the 1/1/2000 cylinder hole.

-- Night (, March 18, 1999.


You post goes well with the "betting" thread.

Too dam well.

-- Greybear (, March 18, 1999.

Night, you need a better sense of irony. The fact that y2k remains more dangerous than ever is exactly the entire POINT of this clever posting from James. Too clever for you I guess...

-- Blue Himalayan (bh@k2.y), March 18, 1999.

About 6 months ago, Cory Hamasaki seriously predicted that JAE problems would exceed rollover problems in magnitude.

How this relates to the assertion that geeks who really know their stuff never expected JAE to be much, I can't say.

-- Flint (, March 18, 1999.

Hamaski also has said that many JAE problems won't show up for some time, partly because firms are keeping this confidential and partly because it can take time for errors to propagate beyond control. Closer to 4th quarter they could manifest, though also by then, their original cause may be camoflaged. So can't say JAE was an empty cylinder. Your much more expert than me but my guess is that errors are already propagating insidiously. Any views on this?

-- bdb (, March 18, 1999.

The hammer hasn't fallen on JAE... yet. Really can't say to much about its magnitude until at least end of 2nd quarter. As an aside, the institution I work in has had multiple failures related to JAE. Has it crippled anything? No....not yet. But the errors keep spreading.

-- RD. ->H (, March 18, 1999.

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